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Brown Opal - Wool Roving

Brown Opal - Wool Roving

Regular price $3.50 USD
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This listing is for 1 oz. of beautiful 100% domestically sourced wool roving. I have carefully chosen this wool for its consistent superb quality and unparalleled coloring.

Meet Brown Opal, a truly unique color. The initial overall appearance of this color is a medium brown, but upon closer inspection you will find strands of virtually every color of the rainbow combining to make this gorgeous nuanced color! These subtle color shifts will add richness and depth to any project!

This is a medium fine wool, very soft to the touch, but still with plenty of crimp for felting. I use it primarily for needle felting, but it is also wonderfully suited for wet felting and spinning.


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Wondering about the difference between batts and roving? Here is a brief breakdown of these two types of wool with emphasis on their uses for needle felting:

Batts (or batting, or fleece) and roving have both been pulled through carding machines which comb and align the fibers to some degree. But with batting, the wool comes off the machine in thin sheets which are layered to form thicker fluffy sheets. The layering results in a textured wool where the fibers are no longer aligned, making it perfect for needle felting as it felts up very quickly. Roving, on the other hand, is processed one step further and pulled off the machine in ropes where the fibers are mostly aligned. Though the fibers are more aligned, this form of wool still retains the wool's natural crimp, making it another excellent choice for needle felting.

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